Do You Appreciate the Greatness in Others?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 | No Comments
Do You Appreciate the Greatness in Others?

It’s almost comical. I had written to applaud my amazing experience at Alvin and Friends last weekend, and he had commented to thank me for my piece, and in doing so we both prospered. I find this to be true time and time again. Some of my greatest relationships – both business and personal – have flourished […]

No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 | No Comments
No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

I have a friend and colleague who always asks to get together. Great guy. Fun. Interesting. It’s always enjoyable to see him. We eagerly schedule something. Without fail, he either cancels or has to reschedule. He routinely schedules other things during the time we’ve planned to meet. It could be that he’s just disorganized. It […]

In the Company of Friends, the Key to Business Success

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 | One Comment
In the Company of Friends, the Key to Business Success

I attribute a great deal of my business success to the fact that I started my company in Dallas. In Dallas I have always been in the company of friends, where the lines between business and friendship are blurred. I’ve lived in places where you don’t talk business with your friends; it’s taboo. It’s hard to start a […]

Leaders, Do They Want to Follow You?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 | 2 Comments
Leaders, Do They Want to Follow You?

After spending a significant amount of time in both the theatre-world and the corporate-world, the thing that continues to strike me as odd is how much the two worlds are alike. Old Billy Shakespeare said a long time ago, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” He nailed it. […]

The Responsibility of Brave

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 | 2 Comments
The Responsibility of Brave

My kiddo just graduated from the 5th grade, and while in my day that wasn’t a big deal, for these 10 and 11 year-olds, it’s a huge rite-of-passage.  As I think about his next chapter, I have but one hope; that he is brave. I guess it’s all in how you define it, isn’t it?  The […]

Where Do You Find the Reflection of Your Best Self?

Posted by on May 23, 2016 | No Comments
Where Do You Find the Reflection of Your Best Self?

Where do you find the reflection of your best self?  When you look in the mirror?  Can we actually see our best self, or is “being your best” just an aspirational thing?  Would you know it if you saw it? Where do you find the reflection of your best self? What I find most often when I look […]

A Leader’s Most Important Job

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 | One Comment

On the first day of my son’s Spring break, I woke up to 3 inches of snow.  Everything was blanketed in white, electrified by the morning sun.  By lunchtime it was gone, as if it were a mirage. Could it be that all transformation is similar?  That one day we’re one way – believing we’re capable of […]

Could You Be So Right It’s Hurting You?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 | No Comments

I woke up this morning to little snowflakes on my windshield.  SNOW!  Apparently New York didn’t get the ‘it’s Spring” memo.  When I saw the snow I immediately felt grumpy and, after 2 or 3 minutes of pouting, I realized I have a choice.  I can choose to stay grumpy and let it ruin my mood […]

Authentic Buy-in

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 | No Comments

If you’ve been in the professional world, corporate or otherwise, for any length of time, you’ve heard about the importance of communicating benefits.  Communicating Benefits is one of those basic block and tackling skills that rarely get taught in high school, or even college for that matter (like balancing a checkbook – what’s with that?), […]

Who Are Your Anti-Busy-Buddies?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 | No Comments

“I wish I could” she said,  “I never have time for lunch.  It’s crazy-busy here.  Always.” “Oh I hear ya!  This is the first time I’ve come up for air in weeks!” I replied, feeling like I had to somehow justify the unfilled gap in my day. As a culture we wear our overwhelm like […]